With its beautiful aqua water and rock formations its hard to believe when you look at a photo that Lulworth & Durdle Door is actually in the UK and (‘scuse the pun) on our doorstep here in Dorset. Its so pretty its even featured on one of the pages in our British Passports. Pop into the visitors centre at Lulworth and you’ll find out about the history of the area and actually see just how much the erosion has affected the look of the area. You can get some beautiful photos and video footage of this area.
If you take a look at the below map this is the route that we walked from the Lulworth carpark up to Durdle Door and where we stopped off to get the best pictures. We wanted to see both Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door so we parked at the Lulworth Carpark, it gets quite busy during the summer and make sure you have change for the pay & display machines. There is little free parking in this area so parking here is a good shout. The walk from the carpark is SO steep up the South West Coast Path, fortunately the scenery is beautiful so it takes your mind off it but be prepared that the walk up it is steep and it is steps all the way so wear the right shoes!
When you get to the main view point of Durdle Door you will be blown away by how stunning it is and if you visit on a sunny day the views will be even better. From this view point you can head down to the actual door on the right or head down to Man O’War beach where you can go for a bit of a longer walk. This area is sometimes used as a film location so keep an eye out for film crews, the location can be seen in Wilde, Nanny McPhee & Far from the Madding Crowd.
A day out here is a must if you are in Dorset, its free to do apart from parking and provides breaktaking views and a refreshing walk which certainly gets your heart going if you walk up that hill. You could even take a picnic and a blanket and chill on one of the beaches.
Durdle Door has recently been voted one of the top 10 best loved free attractions in the country which speaks for itself! Check out the article here.